Music enhances and adds so much to the liturgy. The Adult Choir, Music Ensemble, In Praise, Young Adults, Lifeteen Band, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir, Resurrection Choir, and Cantors assist in the sung prayer of the liturgy. We gather to celebrate the Eucharist in song, share the Body and Blood of Christ, and sing praises to God. Please see the music calendar under "More Info" for a listing of which group will be playing at each liturgy.
Members of the Adult Choir are from high school to retirement age! Our choir is made up of individuals from every walk of life with the main interest of “Praising God in Song”. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm in the Music Room. The Adult Choir sings at the 8:30am Mass once a month and at the 11am Mass Sundays for the remainder of the month. The choir is directed by Heather Shina.
The Music Ensemble is a group of young adults who enjoy praising and worshipping God with their special talents. It is comprised of vocalists, guitarists, and instrumentalists of all ages led by Rita Douglas. The Music Ensemble leads worship at the 5pm Sunday Mass and 8:30am Mass every other month and at the 11am Mass once a month. Vocalists and instrumentalists starting from junior high and up are welcome to participate. The Music Ensemble incorporates a blend of traditional hymns with praise and worship music. Rehearsals are held twice monthly on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in the Music Room prior to Sunday worship.
“In Praise” is a small group of adults and High School students who enjoy praising and worshipping God with their special talents through contemporary praise and worship music. “In Praise” leads St. Edith’s congregation in song at the 5pm Sunday Mass every other month and at the 5pm Saturday Mass twice a month and occasionally at the 11am Sundays. The group includes several vocalists supported by piano, guitars, bass and drums and is led by Rick Nork. High School students with experience in a High School choir who would like to sing with “In Praise” are welcome to audition. Rehearsals are held most Tuesday evenings in the church from 7:30-9pm.
Young Adult Musicians
This is open to any musical young adult from high school through 35 year olds. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. Come share your talents and enjoy participating in liturgy. This group sings at the 5pm Mass as often as once a month and collaborates with the music ensemble once a month at the 11am Mass. Rehearsals are 45mins prior to Mass. For more information please contact Heather Shina.
This group leads the congregation in song during LIfeteen Masses on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30pm. Music is contemporary and youth oriented. Middle school and high school students who sing or play an instrument are welcome and encouraged to participate. Practices are held 30 minutes prier to the start of Mass. Come join in the music and fun!
Members of the Children’s Choir are in grades 1 through 8. The children sing four times during the church year. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 6pm in the Music room. The Children’s choir is directed by Mona Mason with the assistance of Sally Murphy. The choir is accompanied by Heather Shina.
Membership in this choir is open to people of all ages including children and adults. Being able to read music is not a requirement. Becoming part of the Handbell choir will help to open the door of musical expression to those who never thought they would have the opportunity to make music. Commitment is a key ingredient where each ringer plays a number of bells, which no one else in the choir plays. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:45-7pm in the Music room. The Handbell choir is directed by Heather Shina.
Members of the Resurrection Choir are those who are able to share their voices to support the singing for the bereaved of our parish community at parish funerals. Anyone who has their mornings available for this beautiful ministry are encouraged to be part of this great team of parishioners. Rehearsals are held on the day of the funeral in the Music room.
The cantors role is to encourage the congregation to sing the hymns and Mass parts and to lead the sung prayer of the Responsorial Psalm from the lectern. Cantors at St. Edith must belong to one of our music ministries in order to be involved.
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